A Vegan Milks a Cow

 

 

IMG_4970 I told myself that this was a cool opportunity that I should at least try, because when else would I have the chance to milk a cow in the heart of Costa Rica?

I love cows. And from the moment that our group arrived in Costa Rica I was overwhelmed with countless adorable cow sightings. The people sitting around me were probably quite annoyed because I had to point out every single cow that I saw. So you can imagine that when the option to milk a cow was offered, I jumped on the opportunity.

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We Took a Winter Retreat to Learn and Grow as a Team

The Costa Rica Program 2015 Team

As a supplement to this year’s Costa Rica Program schedule, the team spent the first weekend of Winter Quarter on a retreat that allowed us to practice sustainability, explore our strengths and weaknesses, learn to work as a team, and get to know one another on a deeper level.

Pre-retreat exploration of our strengths

Our weekend began Friday evening in the Campus Village Wellness Center. This was the beginning of a weekend filled with inner exploration and evaluation. We learned what each of our own strengths entailed, and learned how we could combine all of our strengths to maximize our team’s potential. Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye and get some rest before our Saturday morning began. Continue reading